Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) and EMR software for low-resource settings.
Digital Square, Thoughtworks, DPG Alliance.
The main problems that Bahmni seeks to address are; Missing or incomplete patient health history due to paper records, Lack of integration across systems, Leverage available technical capacity, Difficult to use systems that get in the way rather than support healthcare providers, Digital Health Equity and many others. Bahmni target market is LMIC and LDC and is used in more than 50 countries.
Bahmni has created an open source Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software for low-resource settings. Bahmni wants to provide a high-quality, free, open source solution that is comparable to the best tools available in high income countries.
Bahmni was specifically designed to work in low-connectivity settings. It can be easily installed on-premise and supported without the need for software development skills. Bahmni is highly configurable and supports many different features without the need for technical expertise. Using the Bahmni Connect mobile app, users have the possibility to do offline work and sync data back to a central server.
As of 2019, Bahmni has been used in over 500 sites in over 50 countries. During that same time period, 2M+ patient records have been created in Bahmni by over 4,000 users.
Currently working with India's National Health Authority (NHA) to create a lightweight version of Bahmni for use in small clinics and hospitals. This new version called Bahmni Lite for Clinics will be offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) and aims to be an affordable solution that providers can easily adopt. This model and product can be expanded to other Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).